Meet the woman behind the scenes… I am Monika! I am the founder and primary practitioner at Living Wisdom. I’m a Holistic Health Practitioner and Mentor in Awareness, focusing on whole-person healing, incorporating the traditions of Vitalism, Western Herbalism, Ayurveda, Nutritional Healing, and Toltec Wisdom. My goal as a practitioner is to facilitate the restoration of each of my client’s innate vitality, in body and mind, and to empower you with education, action and self-understanding to restore true and lasting well-being.
Through my personal journey, I have come to deeply understand the body, the natural world, plants, and the workings of the psyche, all of which play an important role in my approach to healing, bringing together the science and spirit of medicine.
From an early age I was directed as a seeker; I was fortunate to grow up in an immigrant household, where I was shown to carve my own path through earnest study and hard work. With my own personal health challenges and a knowing there was something more out there, along with a passion for connecting with nature, I was led to a deep exploration of traditional modalities of healing. I first plunged into Western Herbalism and traditional ancestral food culture, which opened my eyes to the role plants and natural medicines play in indigenous healing and in our place upon the earth as humans. This led me to an intensive study of Ayurveda, the Science of Life, which I see as one of the few in tact ancient healing modalities still available to us today. Each step I took brought me deeper into an understanding of what truly creates vibrant health, and how this state of health/well-being is an innate part of our truest nature & blueprint. Over the many years, I have incorporated these aspects from each tradition, transforming my physical, mental and spiritual health. This strong foundation is now a wellspring that I offer my clients, to heal each at their own pace and in their own way, authentic and true to their goals.
Through my eyes, I see there is no challenge that is insurmountable; in our very nature we are changing beings, and Life has all the ingredients we need for our personal healing and transformation. (This is what I call Living Wisdom, the truth encoded within the fabric of creation, within you, within me and within each plant and aspect of nature.) By working with this innate wisdom to restore our internal balance, we have the power to impact healing on every level of our beings. This continues to inspire me each day, and it is the gift I share with you.
In all that I offer to the world through Living Wisdom, my mission is to provide tangible pathways towards healing and new ways of living that encourage harmony, life-giving principles, and balance within oneself and one’s environment.